Mr. Bernard - 7th Grade Science

Phone: (919) 498-3331


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Microbiology Master Business Administration

Mr. David Bernard


I joined HMS at the start of the 2018-2019 school year, following a career in the Army that spanned more than 25 years. Teaching science in public school had been a goal of mine since high school...the surprise was staying in the Army so long! 

I attended college at the University of Maine where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and got a Regular Army commission as a Chemical Officer. I later earned my Master of Business Administration at George Mason University, in Virginia. 

I was born and raised in Maine and in my Army career I travelled around the world and lived in several states. Places I have called home include Germany, Washington State, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama. I moved to the Sanford area in 2011.

For immediately family, I am married to the Mrs. Bernard who teaches 8th Grade Social Studies at HMS. I also have two adult daughters who are full time college students.

Outside of teaching, my interests include running, playing guitar, and gardening, but I am especially passionate about chicken wings--the hotter the better!